Perfectly Plaid Purses

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Functional yet cute, these little purses will hold all of your important things! The clutch-sized purse is also great for holding hooks, stitch markers or any other small crafting tools you might need.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished measurements

Change Purse: 5” tall x 5” wide

Clutch: 6¾” x 10” wide

Gauge: 40 sc and 46 rows = 4” [10 cm] in patt after wet blocking

Materials

Yarn:

Lace Weight Yarn Nazli Gelin Garden 10 (100% Egyptian Giza Mercerized Cotton; 306 yards [280 meters]/50 grams): 700-05 Light Pink (A), 2 balls; 700-30 Silver (B), 2 balls; 700-49 Hot Pink (C), 1 ball; 700-29 Purple (D), 1 ball.

Hook: US steel size 8 (1.5 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle; ¼ yd lining fabric; ¼ yd fusible medium weight interfacing; sewing needle and thread; clear thread; 3” metal purse frame; 5” metal purse frame

Special Stitches

Applied Crochet Lines

Make a slipknot and place on hook. Insert hook into first st, holding yarn beneath work, yo and pull up a loop (2 loops on hook), pull second loop through first loop on hook – 1 chain made. *Insert hook into next st 2 rows above, yo, pull up a loop (2 loops on hook), pull second loop through first loop on hook – 1 chain made. Rep from *.

Pattern Notes

When working sides, leave colors attached. Carry unused colors loosely up the side of the work. Running stitches and applied crochet lines are added after the main pieces are worked. There is no need to weave in ends from running stitches and applied lines. Ends will be hidden between the main pieces and the lining.

Finished size of both Change Purse and Clutch should be approximately the size of the gray area of the templates. An additional 3/8” have been giving for lining pieces. When cutting lining pieces, use entire template.

Pattern

Change Purse

Side (make 2)

With A, ch 41.

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and each ch across, turn – 40 sc.

Rows 2-5: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Row 6: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, ch 6, turn.

Row 7: Sc in second ch from hook, sc in each sc across, ch 6, turn – 45 sc.

Row 8: Sc in second ch from hook, sc in each sc across, turn – 50 sc.

Rows 9-10: With B, ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Row 11: With A, ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Row 12: With A, ch 1, sc in first sc, sc2tog, sc in each sc to last 3 sc, sc2tog, sc in last sc, turn – 48 sc rem.

Rows 13-14: With A, ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Rows 15-18: With A, ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Row 19: With A, ch 1, sc in first sc, sc2tog, sc in each sc to last 3 sc, sc2tog, sc in last sc, turn – 46 sc rem.

Rows 20-24: With A, ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Row 25: With B, ch 1, sc in first sc, sc2tog, sc in each sc to last 3 sc, sc2tog, sc in last sc, turn – 44 sc rem.

Row 26: With B, ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Rows 27-29: With A, ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Row 30: With A, ch 1, sc in first sc, sc2tog, sc in each sc to last 3 sc, sc2tog, sc in last sc, turn – 42 sc rem.

Rows 31-34: With B, ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Row 35: With A, ch 1, sc in first sc, sc2tog, sc in each sc to last 3 sc, sc2tog, sc in last sc, turn – 40 sc rem.

Rows 36-38: With A, ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Row 39: With A, ch 1, sc in first sc, sc2tog, sc in each sc to last 3 sc, sc2tog, sc in last sc, turn – 38 sc rem.

Row 40: With A, ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Rows 41-42: With B, ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Row 43: With A, ch 1, sc in first sc, sc2tog, sc in each sc to last 3 sc, sc2tog, sc in last sc, turn – 36 sc rem.

Rows 44-46: With A, ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Row 47: With B, ch 1, sc in first sc, sc2tog, sc in each sc to last 3 sc, sc2tog, sc in last sc, turn – 34 sc rem.

Row 48: With B, ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Row 49: With B, ch 1, sc in first sc, sc2tog, sc in each sc to last 3 sc, sc2tog, sc in last sc, turn – 32 sc rem.

Row 50: With B, ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Break B, cont in A only.

Rows 51-55: Ch 1, sc in first sc, sc2tog, sc in each sc to last 3 sc, sc2tog, sc in last sc, turn – 22 sc rem.

Row 56: Ch 1, sl st in first sc, sc in next sc, sc2tog, sc in next 14 sc, sc2tog, sc in next sc, turn – 18 sc rem; 1 sc rem unworked.

Row 57: Ch 1, sl st in first sc, sc in next sc, sc2tog, sc in next 10 sc, sc2tog, sc in next sc, turn – 14 sc rem; 1 sc rem unworked.

Row 58: Ch 1, sl st in first sc, sc in next sc, sc2tog, sc in next 6 sc, sc2tog, sc in next sc, turn – 10 sc rem; 1 sc rem unworked.

Fasten off.

Clutch

With B, ch 77.

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and each ch across, turn – 76 sc.

Rows 2-5: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Row 6: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, ch 8, turn.

Row 7: With A, sc in second ch from hook, sc in each sc across, ch 8, turn – 83 sc.

Row 8: With A, sc in second ch from hook, sc in each sc across, turn – 90 sc.

Rows 9-10: With A, ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Rows 11-16: With B, ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Rows 17-18: With A, ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Rows 19-22: With B, ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Rows 23-26: With A, ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Rows 27-32: With B, ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Rows 33-34: With A, ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Rows 35-38: With B, ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Rows 39-42: With A, ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Rows 43-48: With B, ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Row 49: With A, ch 1, sc in first sc, sc2tog, sc in each sc to last 3 sc, sc2tog, sc in last sc, turn – 88 sc rem.

Row 50: With A, ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Rows 51-54: With B, ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Row 55: With A, ch 1, sc in first sc, sc2tog, sc in each sc to last 3 sc, sc2tog, sc in last sc, turn – 86 sc rem.

Rows 56-58: With A, ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Rows 59-60: With B, ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Row 61: With B, ch 1, sc in first sc, sc2tog, sc in each sc to last 3 sc, sc2tog, sc in last sc, turn – 84 sc rem.

Rows 62-63: With B, ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Row 64: With B, ch 1, sc in first sc, sc2tog, sc in each sc to last 3 sc, sc2tog, sc in last sc, turn – 82 sc rem.

Row 65: With A, ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Row 66: With A, ch 1, sc in first sc, sc2tog, sc in each sc to last 3 sc, sc2tog, sc in last sc, turn – 80 sc rem.

Row 67: With B, ch 1, sc in first sc, sc2tog, sc in each sc to last 3 sc, sc2tog, sc in last sc, turn – 78 sc rem.

Row 68: With B, ch 1, sc in first sc, sc2tog, sc in each sc to last 3 sc, sc2tog, sc in last sc, turn – 76 sc rem.

Row 69: With B, ch 1, sc in first sc, sc2tog, sc in each sc to last 3 sc, sc2tog, sc in last sc, turn – 74 sc rem.

Row 70: With B, ch 1, sc in first sc, sc2tog, sc in each sc to last 3 sc, sc2tog, sc in last sc, turn – 72 sc rem.

Row 71: With A, ch 1, sc in first sc, sc2tog, sc in each sc to last 3 sc, sc2tog, sc in last sc, turn – 70 sc rem.

Row 72: With A, ch 1, sl st in first sc, sc in next sc, sc2tog, sc in next 62 sc, sc2tog, sc in next sc, turn – 66 sc rem; 1 st rem unworked.

Row 73: With A, ch 1, sl st in first sc, sc in next sc, sc2tog, sc in next 58 sc, sc2tog, sc in next sc, turn – 62 sc rem; 1 st rem unworked.

Row 74: With A, ch 1, sl st in first sc, sc in next sc, sc2tog, sc in next 54 sc, sc2tog, sc in next sc, turn – 58 sc rem; 1 st rem unworked.

Break A, cont in B only.

Row 75: Ch 1, sl st in first sc, sc in next sc, sc2tog, sc in next 50 sc, sc2tog, sc in next sc, turn – 54 sc rem; 1 st rem unworked.

Row 76: Ch 1, sl st in first sc, sc in next sc, sc2tog, sc in next 46 sc, sc2tog, sc in next sc, turn – 50 sc rem; 1 st rem unworked.

Row 77: Ch 1, sl st in first 2 sc, sc in next sc, sc2tog, sc in next 40 sc, sc2tog, sc in next sc, turn – 44 sc rem; 1 st rem unworked.

Row 78: Ch 1, sl st in first 3 sc, sc in next sc, sc2tog, sc in next 32 sc, sc2tog, sc in next sc, turn – 36 sc rem; 1 st rem unworked.

Fasten off.

Finishing

Block pieces to finished measurements (see pattern notes).

Change Purse and Clutch Embroidery

With C and D, work horizontal and vertical running stitches using diagram as a guide for placement, going in and out of every other row/stitch. With B, work vertical applied crochet lines using diagram as a guide. Sew beg-ch edges of Sides tog using mattress stitch. Sew sides of Sides tog from corresponding dot on template along curved side to lower edge. Pinch corners of bottom tog, bringing bottom and side seams tog. Sew seam to make bottom corner.

Change Purse and Clutch Lining

Fuse interfacing to WS of Lining fabric following manufacturer’s directions. Cut out 2 pieces each for Change Purse and Clutch. Place pieces with RS tog. Sew along red lines, leaving upper edge between dots unsewn. Pinch bottom corners, bringing seams tog. Sew seam, mitering corners. Snip small triangular portions out of top seam allowance (this allows the fabric to fold under without buckling). Press under seam allowance to WS of fabric. Do not turn lining right side out.

Outer Change Purse and Clutch

Sew crocheted sides tog along red lines, leaving upper edge between dots unsewn. Pinch bottom corners, bringing seams tog. Sew seam, mitering corners.

Place Lining inside crocheted piece. Whipstitch top edges of Lining and crochet pieces tog. Place top edge of pieces into purse frame, using pointed object if necessary to help guide in the fabric. Using B, sew through holes in purse frame to secure to assembled Change Purse and Clutch. Weave in ends. yarn ball

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